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A Place of beauty and of calm

The village of Bec - Hellouin is a gem and rightly vaunted as one of France's prettiest. We arrived... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
A beautiful Abbey in a beautiful village

The Abbey is reached by crossing the village green. It is very well kept. It is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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The majestic and peaceful Abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Bec stands in the heart of the Bec valley, on the banks of the narrow river that gives the site its name. This charming abbey, which has once again housed a community of Benedictine monks since 1948...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3 Place de l'Abbe Herluin, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France
+33 2 32 43 72 60
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The village of Bec - Hellouin is a gem and rightly vaunted as one of France's prettiest. We arrived and were luckily able to park near the abbey in what is a relatively small car park. There was no charge and one was almost immediately...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Abbey is reached by crossing the village green. It is very well kept. It is well worth a visit whilst visiting this beautiful village.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The village of Le Bec-Hellouin is one of the prettiest villages we have seen for a long time with gorgeous colourful cottages, a few eateries and this abbey which is amazing. We didn't pay for the tour but just wandered around taking in the architecture...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I walked on the former railroad which has been turned into a motorized vehicle free road in the woods and enjoyed a peaceful time before arriving to the village of Le Bec Hellouin. The bell tower is amazing even though I couldn’t get in. A...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank belasajt
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We are staying on the "St. Nicholas camp site" which is a busy but good & well maintained camp site catering for many 'stop over night' clients to & from the ports. Many British campers use this place,so as we're here we thought we'd visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank carol f
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The problem with this place is that for the ticket you get a guided tour that includes: visit of the church (which is anyhow free) the monastery ring and an one hour story of the place, with remarks on the French history (otherwise free on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MikiBrussels_Belgium
Reviewed 19 April 2018

A walk around the grounds provides some beautiful views of both the Abbey itself, the neighbouring village and the countryside but it could have been made so much better with a few interpretation boards. The shop was closed (seemingly being refurbished) and it was not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A stroll through the Abbaye grounds and around the lovely little village was a nice way to idle away an hour or so. We considered touring the inside of the Abbaye but when we went to the shop where the tickets are booked the monk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Actually the medieval remains are not that many, however they are beautiful-especially the impressive gate, and the 18th century part, though built in a rather severe style is very interesting too. The park though not entirely open to the visit is splendid and the small...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stéphane L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lovely old buildings in a village around since the middle ages. A tour would be recommended as the buildings can only be seen from the outside otherwise.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
From the USA I guess you will be flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle. That is to the north east of Paris. Le Bec is pretty much west of Paris. There are trains from Paris to Bernay the nearest largish town, then I guess taxi... More